Trojans earn weekend road splitFairfield boys fall to Keokuk, defeat Mediapolis
The Fairfield boys’ basketball team was able to take one out of two games this past weekend, falling to Southeast Conference foe Keokuk on Friday but defeating Mediapolis Saturday.
The Trojans (5-3) were forced to hit the road for both games. The matchup with Keokuk proved difficult, and the Chiefs won 66-51. Fairfield took a two-point deficit into halftime, but Keokuk (3-3) used a strong fourth quarter to power themselves to victory. Federico Ferretti led Fairfield with 16 points and eight rebounds. A trio of seniors, Matt Carr, Joe Hietpas and Vince Horras, came through with nine, eight and seven points, respectively. Sophomore Jordan Reid led the team with three assists.
Fairfield bounced back Saturday with a 57-45 victory over Mediapolis. The game was close until the fourth quarter. The Trojans outscored the Bulldogs 16-9 in the final frame, using stout defense to seal the win. The team shot 19-26 from the free throw line, which is an excellent indication of why the score went in Fairfield’s favor.
Reid came off the bench to lead the team with 17 points, four assists and six steals. Senior center Landon Gamrath got into foul trouble, resulting in Fairfield coach Tyler Miklo going with a smaller lineup for most of the game. Carr put down 11 points and Ferretti scored eight.
Fairfield will host conference foe Fort Madison on Friday, and then Danville comes to town Saturday. The Trojans will then begin a three game road trip.
The Bloodhounds are 6-0 so far this season, but have four straight road games coming up. Three of those road games are Southeast Conference matchups. Danville is 5-1 on the season, with their only loss coming at the hands of Van Buren.